Ondo: LG workers’ kidnappers demand 50million ransom

Mr. Gabriel and Mr, Marcus Akinduko will not be collecting their needed freedom if a cash of N50 million isn’t made.

Two members who kidnapped the sfatt of the Akure Local Government Areaof Ondo State, Mr. Marcus Akinduko and Mr.Gabriel Ajayi, have requested N50 million ransom for their release.

On Saturday, abducted gunmen of the two council officials on Saturday in Ose LGA of the state while returning from an occasion at Ifira Akoko in the Akoko South East LGA.

It was also said that, the four armed men intercepted the vehicle that conveyed the victims and three other council workers. The hoodlums reportedly forced them to alight from the vehicle.

However, the gunmen took Akinduko and Ajayi into their custody and they left three other occupant in the vehicle and requested them to go and source for money to pay the demanded ransom for the victims. More so, a family source revealed that the kidnappers has het in touch and they’ve demanded N50 million before the victimjs could be released.

“It is a huge sum and the family cannot raise the money,” he added.

Mr. Femi Joseph, The state Police Public Relations Officer, stated that the Police are working towards ensuring the release of the kidnapped victims.

He said, “We are still working on it, we are getting some information that is useful to us on the matter and we are working on the information. I can assure you that we will get them released.”

In recent development, the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers was still sourcing N5m demanded by the abductors of its secretary, Mr. Kayode Agbeyangi, who was kidnapped along Akure/Ilesa Road in Osun State on Saturday.

Agbeyangi was reportedly kidnapped on his way to Lagos State to meet members of his family. The union said on Monday that the victim’s family had yet to raise the ransom.

The Chairman of the union in the state, Mr. Jacob Adebo, who confirmed the incident said, the Agbetangi was kidnapped on the expressway in the Ilesa area.

“He was kidnapped when he was travelling to Lagos and the kidnappers have called the family. They said the family should give them N5m before he could be released and there is no way we can get N5m,” Adebo said.



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